6.9/10
2,251
13 user 11 critic

Little Sister (1995)

Zusje (original title)
Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.
Reviews
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world.

Director: Dan Sallitt
Stars: Tallie Medel, Sky Hirschkron, Aundrea Fares
Blood (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After not having seen each other in five years, Chris Terry goes to visit his younger sister Noelle Terry in Montréal. Their lives, both together and apart, have been turbulent ones with ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Stars: Emily Hampshire, Jacob Tierney
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Ward
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody
Geminis (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A domineering mother with a seemingly perfect family in Argentina, is unaware of a taboo relationship happening with her youngest twin children.

Director: Albertina Carri
Stars: Cristina Banegas, Daniel Fanego, María Abadi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Guilherme and Sofia, brother and sister, grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. The thing that Sofia doesn't know is how far Guilherme will go to keep her inside his own perverse, dark and perfect circle.

Director: Marco Martins
Stars: Rafael Morais, Joana de Verona, Daniel Duval
Torn Apart (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two people are caught up in an all-consuming and forbidden love in this drama. Christine is married to Mario, a successful businessman, and is the mother of two children. However, she has a... See full summary »

Director: Jean Châteauvert
Stars: Jean-François Boisvenue, Manon Brunelle, Valérie Cantin
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Daniel and Ana, siblings and best friends are forced to deal with unimaginable trauma after they are kidnapped and forced to have sex on camera.

Director: Michel Franco
Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, José María Torre
Kissing My Sister (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Teen brother and sister who rarely get to see each other fall in love with one another one summer.

Director: Dror Zahavi
Stars: Florian Heiden, Alexandra Schalaudek, August Zirner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.

Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard
Drifters (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In this taboo drama, Mete must fight against his inappropriate attraction to his 17 year old half sister, who has just moved in to his flat in Rome. (Italian with English subtitles).

Director: Matteo Rovere
Stars: Andrea Bosca, Miriam Giovanelli, Claudio Santamaria
Close My Eyes (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves
Illegitimate (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who's a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what's moral and what's legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Stars: Adrian Titieni, Alina Grigore, Robi Urs
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim van Kooten ... Daantje
Romijn Conen ... Martijn (as Martijn Zuidewind)
Hugo Metsers ... Martijn (voice) (as Hugo Metsers III)
Bert Pot Bert Pot ... Martijn (subjective camera)
Roeland Fernhout Roeland Fernhout ... Ramon
Ganna Veenhuysen Ganna Veenhuysen ... Ingeborg
Hannah Risselada Hannah Risselada ... Kleine Daantje
Michael Münninghoff Michael Münninghoff ... Kleine Martijn (as Michiel Münninghoff)
Alenka Dorrele Alenka Dorrele ... Moeder Zuidewind (as Alenka Dorrell)
Peter Idenburg Peter Idenburg ... Vader Zuidewind
Taco Keers Taco Keers ... Bas
Marianne Jeuken Marianne Jeuken ... Bovenbuurvrouw
Carl Wünderlich Carl Wünderlich ... Marktkoopman
Herman Brood Herman Brood ... Bovenbuurman
Eulalia Montseré Eulalia Montseré ... Spaanse vriendin
Edit

Storyline

After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary about her life, and enters her home with a video camera. This creates tension between Daantje and her brother because he wants to recall something that happened between them in the past. To keep Martijn at a distance, Daantje starts a relationship with Ramón, but Martijn gets between them. He manages to talk to her so that she remembers the things that happened when they were kids. This helps him to overcome his obsession for his sister, and after playing over their history, he is finally able to see her without the video camera like he did during the course of the movie. Written by Dennis Jansen <Dennis.Jansen@student.bosb.wau.nl>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

11 January 1996 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Lillesøster See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Jay Schneider. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the finishing credits, the film itself is suggested to be sold on a flea-market as "re-usable" videotape (the film is shot on video, supposedly the handy-cam of one of the main characters). See more »

Connections

Featured in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

soundscapes track 1 & track 3
Performed by Mourice Plusquin and Fir Suidema
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Highly original low-budget movie
6 May 1999 | by wallwachSee all my reviews

Here's another proof that the least money new young directors have to create a movie, the more creativity is used to make the best out of it. This brilliant movie -one of the best dutch movies ever- has a highly original way of telling. You are not really looking at a professional movie, but at a director's cut of a bunch of videotapes... You will hardly see the main character...because this guy is the cameraman as well. Have a look at it. It is worth to look at...!


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed